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LL Cool J Announces 14th Rap Album

Long Island, New York’s legendary LL Cool J – popularly known as the ‘G.O.A.T.’ is set to return in 2023 after a hiatus of over ten years. The iconic ‘Rock The Beat’ rapper has confirmed that a new LP is in the works and he is “competing” with himself on the new album. “Wait till you hear this mf,” Cool J – real name James Todd Smith – wrote in a tweet.

LL Cool J’s last rap record was released in 2013. Titled ‘Authentic’, the timeless Hip-Hop record saw the Hip-Hop pioneer in his element and consisted of some of the last rap records which drew deep-rooted influences from the old-school as the genre transitioned to a new modern form of mumble and trap-heavy sounds.

In a 2014 interview with HipHopVibe, Cool J dissected his wide-ranging perspectives on his influential discography. “Cultural albums, and then the ones that people will always like. The people connect with my cultural albums, as it connects with the streets. But, with this new album, I dealt with my man, Bim, and I got all kinds of artists on this album from Maino, Raewkon, Uncle Murda, and a lot of others because I wanted to give them opportunities to shine.”

Look out for LL Cool J’s new album this year.

Since you’re here, listen to LL Cool J’s debut album ‘Radio’ if you haven’t yet.